So, I haven't done this yet sorry life got really bust post baby, but my mom is here tonight so I had a few minutes.
23 hour labor with 3 hours of pushing and he was born 3:20 am August 12th at 9lbs 5oz and 55.5cm. We named him Henry Hunter -----
Thursday am I went to the bathroom stood up and felt a small pop and was like WTF is that, is that my water. So, I wake up H who thought I was joking and was like uh we need to go to the hospital.... NOW get out of bed.
We went in and the nurse tested the fluid, told me it was not my water. I asked what it could be she said... pee? I was like uh that is not pee lady. She checked me and agreed that my water broke, when it came out all over her hand. Pretty soon after that the contractions were intense and they got me set up on the epidural which was the best decision I made. I mean if you go natural I am literally amazed. I was not able to do that.
Around 12 AM I was feeling the urge to push and so the labor nurse (who was awesome) talked me through the process. All I remember from all the pushing was sucking on the oxygen mask and my back started killing me. The doctor came in around 3 am and that's when a lot blurred together. He got stuck and she had to help get his shoulders out, but he did great the whole time there was no distress so that was good.
He ended up with jaundice, and was dehydrated because I was trying to breastfeed but not producing enough and the lactation people make you feel like formula is the devil... I was pissed because I did have a breast reduction 10 years ago and tried talking to them about my production levels and the baby, but she was like oh he'll be fine don't worry. So, it was another hospital stay, and there they found out during the delivery his arm was broken.
Today everything is going well, his arm is healing, the jaundice is gone and his weight is good. I breast feed what I can and finish with formula. So, FTM don't feel bad about formula that is what I learned.
I'm sorry for your trouble with the LCs. Thanks for saying what you did re: formula. I had no idea that sometimes people were just not physically able to breast feed. I wish someone would have told me that before I had Tman.
I'm glad things are looking up.
Thanks for checking in and letting us see your new guy.
Post by sotally tober on Aug 26, 2016 9:45:47 GMT -5
He is so sweet! Congratulations!
I have so much in common with this birth story, I could have wrote most of it (even down to the pushing time and total labor hours). I totally get you on the BF struggles and had to come to terms that doing what you can is what matters and regardless as long as your baby is getting fed, that's what counts.
So happy for you and glad to hear things are going well now.